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Reading Your Commercial Roofing Quote: What It Should Include

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After searching for days or even weeks for the ideal commercial roofing company, you have narrowed down your options and are finally ready to obtain free quotes. A representative from the roofing company will come to your commercial property and perform measurements before asking you some questions and providing a quote.

If this is your first experience, reading the quote can be confusing, and you might not understand if you are getting a fair deal. Here are a few things you should expect to see on a legitimate commercial roofing quote.

A Comprehensive List of All the Work Being Completed

First and foremost, the quote should include a detailed description of the project. The list should include the type of materials that are being installed, including the product's name, the type of sealants and fasteners being utilized, and any other changes that are being made to the roof on the commercial property.

You should receive an estimate of how much roofing product is required to complete the job. However, be aware that this is often an estimate of the amount of material required. It is not uncommon for the commercial roofing company to ultimately require more or less than the original estimate.

The Cost of Labor and Materials

In addition to the material's manufacturer, you should receive a breakdown of the costs for each and every item being installed on your commercial property. For example, if the company installed rolled rubber roofing, you should receive an estimate of the cost of each roll of roofing. The cost of material is typically added to the cost of labor to provide you with a final estimate price.

An Estimated Timeline

Depending on the size of the roof and the nature of the installation, it could take several days or even weeks to complete the roofing job. If you are scheduling the replacement during the busy season, which is typically the summer, it can take even longer to complete the job. The roofing company should give you a window during which time the project will be finished.


Any warranty information should also be included. Often, in addition to the manufacturer's warranty, the roofing company will offer an additional warranty on the installation. Read through the warranty carefully to ensure that you understand the terms. You can discuss the warranty with the company and choose a different material manufacturer with a more favorable warranty.

From the cost of labor and materials to the warranty, there are several things that should be included in your commercial roofing estimate. For more information about commercial roofing services, contact a local company.